Backfire by Catherine Coulter is the 16th book in the “FBI” thriller series. Publisher: Putnam, July 2012
San Francisco Judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, is presiding over the trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill – accused in a string of murders – when the proceedings take a radical turn. Federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless style, becomes suddenly tentative in his opening statement, leading Hunt to suspect he’s been threatened – suspicions that are all but confirmed when Hunt is shot in the back.
Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as an ominous note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: YOU DESERVE THIS FOR WHAT YOU DID. Security tapes fail to reveal who delivered the tapes. Who is behind the shooting of Judge Ramsey Hunt? Who sent the note to Savich? And what does it all mean? Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to find out…watching their backs all the while.
A single shot across country. A threatening note to FBI headquarters and soon both Sherlock and Savich are headed to the west coast to protect a friend and catch a killer who has more than one thing on their mind. What a great read that had me turning the pages faster than my eyes could read. The action was fast, fury and non-stop in a race against time before another innocent person is killed. When harm hits closer to home, revenge is on as we watch this FBI duo put an end to the havoc being created by vicious killers. This was another great read in this series and I always enjoy the interaction that exist between Sherlock and Savich and the many people that come into their lives.